Sports Leagues To Get Steroid Probe Info

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 11:40 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Albany, New York, district attorney conducting a nationwide dragnet into the illicit sale of steroids and human growth hormone plans to forward the names of athletes linked to the inquiry to pro sports leagues.

Albany authorities refuse to say just how many athletes have come up in the probe and which sports leagues will get letters.

So far, 20 people have been indicted, and several Florida clinics raided. They allegedly were part of a scheme to provide prescriptions over the Internet to clients who never actually met with the prescribing physicians. A similar federal prosecution also is under way in Rhode Island.

Among athletes reportedly linked to the scandal are baseball's Gary Matthews Junior, former baseball players Jose Canseco and John Rocker, former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, 1996 Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kurt Angle and bodybuilder Victor Martinez.